Draft urban municipal waste management action plan for state of Uttarakhand

The Urban Directorate, Government of Uttarakhand has prepared a draft State Level Action Plan for the management, handling and disposal of municipal solid waste in accordance with the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000. The said draft action plan has been prepared with active consultation with all stake holders i.e. SPCB, ULBs and Department of Environment and Forests. This draft action plan broadly identifies the gap between the current municipal waste generation and its scientific disposal and the key strategies to fill the existing gap by year 2021. The said draft plan is based on 30years projection, designed in phased manner to achieve the set plans in next 6 years i.e. 2015-21. It also focuses on the existing ongoing MSW projects, challenges and constraints before the Urban Local Bodies (ULB), provide solutions that are measurable, reliable, practicable and sustainable based on supportive studies and analysis undertaken by the State to help the ULB opt the best suitable and proven technology for ensuring scientific disposal of its municipal wastes in accordance with the laid provisions under the MSW Rules, 2000. The draft action plan also highlights the estimated Capex and Opex, which the ULBs will require over the next 10years and also suggested the ways and means to make these projects financially self sustaining based on the principle of “Polluters to Pay”.

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